Greg Gunn

MM031 - Tooth Fairy

MYTHICAL MONDAY 31 - TOOTH FAIRY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_fairy

 

β€œIn early Europe, it was a tradition to bury baby teeth that fell out. When a child's sixth tooth falls out, it is a custom for parents to slip a gift or money from the tooth fairy under the child's pillow, but to leave the tooth as a reward. 

During the Middle Ages, other superstitions arose surrounding children's teeth. In England, for example, children were instructed to burn their baby teeth in order to save the child from hardship in the afterlife. Children who didn't consign their baby teeth to the fire would spend eternity searching for them in the afterlife.”

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